Sunday, May 28, 2006

Mommy love

Missing from picture: Nanny McPhee, given with love, by Emma.

These are my mother's day presents. First, the Mommy Fact Sheet. I attended Muffins for Mom with Jackson on May 18 where he presented me with this sheet. I don't know if you can see it, but he knows that I am six feet tall and weigh 150 pounds. Smart boy. He knows that my hair is a multitude of colors, when it is wet, it is black, when it is dry, it is brown. (Technically, it is red). He also knew that my favorite drink is Coke. Sad, but true. Did you know that around the house, I watch the news and cook? (I only watch the news in the summer to watch for pending thunderstorms and I only cook, maybe twice a week). Hmmm, my favorite food is broccoli, which I also cook. I know that it would seem like favorite place to go would be to work because it seems that is always where I am at, but, oh sweet boy, you have no idea. I'm glad that I have fooled you so and that you think my life is full of fun. Again, my favorite T.V. show, he says, is the news. I did have my picture taken with one Ken Cook, local weather man last month though. Perhaps this could be where this perception came from. How funny and sweet to have something like that to keep forever and show his girlfriends.

Jackson also presented me with that flower, which says, "I planted this flower as a gift for you! To thank you for all the special things you do! Happy Mother's Day 2006" Jackson had missed school the day before Muffins for Mom and when he presented me with this flower and I was raving about how sweet and pretty it was, he said, "I didn't make that for you." It was in the tone of "I don't know where the hell this flower came from and I don't know why you are telling me what a good job I did on it. I think the muffins have gone to your brain or something." I said, "Jackson, yes you did, you just don't remember." He said, "No, mom, I didn't. I don't know what you are talking about." So, I had him kiss it, which would magically transfuse all of his love for me into the pot. It didn't work, as you can see, the flower is now dead. Apparently they had made them the day before and he missed it, so the teachers made his.

We also made that big pink "rose" flower together. I think it turned out lovely, don't you?

Now, on the Friday before Mother's day, we took out my mother and my grandmother and me to Johnny Carino's and ate and ate and ate. It was wondrous. We also have Family Movie Night on Friday Nights, so since Emma had a movie for me, they decided to go ahead and present me with my gifts, hers being Nanny McPhee. Loved it! Very cute movie with a good message. It kind of reminded me of Liminy Snickets: A Series of Unfortunate Events. Devin borrowed the movie now and is holding it for ransom until I give back her Moulin Rouge I borrowed three weeks ago, which is why it is not pictured.

The earrings to the left are mystic fire topaz that match a ring that Wade got for me two Mother's Days ago. The earrings were a gift from Jackson. This is significant because, when Jackson was just barely three, he for some reason got my ring and was playing with it in the bathroom while Dylan was pooping and somehow dropped it into the toilet just as Dylan was flushing. I had to replace it because it was gone and there was no rescuing it. So, it was appropriate that Jackson give me these earrings.

The candles, which Dylan informed me while my eyes were closed and my hands were out, that he got me a whole bunch of are in the scents of Strawberry Shortcake, Vanilla Shortbread, cotton Candy and Lemon Bars. They smell great. I am not good at guessing scents as we could tell when I tried to guess the scent of each one with my eyes closed and failed the test by 100%. Dylan has it right already, you can't go wrong with candles or anything from Bath and Body Works.

And the ring. Wade made the mistake of getting me jewelry two years in a row for Christmas and then two years in a row for Mother's Day, now he is stuck with me expecting it every year. I had mentioned to him that I was still in the need of a sapphire stone because...Well...I don't have any. I was surprised when he presented me with this though. I didn't think he would actually get me something like that. I love it and think it is absolutely gorgeous. Now I just need, an emerald, yellow topaz, peridot, amethyst.....

I love all my babies and the hubby, who treat me so sweetly. Thanks for the gifts and the memories.

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. Hope you had a good one.


Saturday, May 20, 2006

Coming Soon...

A Mother's Day post and a Graduation post......oh yeah, and a new HNT.


Monday, May 01, 2006

Uh Oh....

Malia found a meme......but, I have never seen this one before. I give LoB credit for this one.

Here is a fun thing to do:

Put your music player on shuffle.
Press forward for each question.
Use the song title as the answer to the question.
Post on your blog.

Ready?...Here goes....

Will I get far in life?
Don't Cry For Me Argentina--Julie Covington

How do my friends see me?
Someday--Nichole Nordeman

Where will I get married?
No More Chains--Nichole Nordeman (Ha!!!)

What is my best friend's theme song?
Probably Wouldn't Be This Way--LeAnn Rimes

What is the story of my life?
O' Holy Night--Niccole and Jane Liston

What was high school like?
Luxurious--Gwen Stefani(NOT!)

How can I get ahead in life?
It's Your Call--Reba McEntire

What is the best thing about me?
Brave--Nichole Nordeman(Ya think?)

How is today going to be?
What if--Nichole Nordeman

What is in store for this weekend?
Please Come--Nichole Nordeman(Ha! Ha! Haaaaaaa! Yes!!!)
(I seriously shouldn't have made that dirty, she is a Christian singer and this is a christian song)

What song describes my parents?
And Still--Reba McEntire

My grandparents?
Memory--Elaine Page

How is my life going?
Fool for You--Nichole Nordeman

What song will they play at my funeral?
On Bended Knee--Boyz II Men

How does the world see me?
The Greatest Man I Never Knew--Reba McEntire

Will I have a happy life?
Lay it Down--Nichole Nordeman

What do my friends really think of me?
Real to Me--Nichole Nordeman

Do people secretly lust after me?
Can You Feel It--Black Eyed Peas

How can I make myself happy?
Hollaback Girl--Gwen Stefani

What should I do with my life?
Hold On--Nichole Nordeman

Will I ever have children?
Thank You--Boyz II Men

What is some good advice?
Lord Have Mercy--Black Eyed Peas

What is my signature dancing song?
Luxurious--Gwen Stefani

What do I think my current theme song is?
All I Want to Do--Niccole Liston

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
Help Me Believe--Nichole Nordeman

What type of men/women do you like?
Dum Diddy Dummer--Black Eyed Peas(I actually like my men a little smart)

So, there you have it. Before you complain about the variety of music, just know that I only have 76 loaded on my MP3 player because I am a woman of little time and I can only get to it every once in a while. I will eventually add more, but for now, I am happy with my collection of like, five artists.


A Whirlwind Weekend...

What a weekend! I can't believe I packed so much into one weekend, didn't feel rushed and I even worked one of the weekend days. I wish every weekend could be so nice. First, the weather was great, though today was slightly windy, okay, it totally messed up my hair, but I am trying to make this a positive post.

I had to work both Friday and Saturday until midnight, but plus side, on Friday I got paid and found out that I was being moved up in my Kroger world. Woohoo!!! Oh yeah, at my other job, I put in for a raise and should know tomorrow if that is approved. I have lunch with the big boss man tomorrow.

Saturday, I didn't have to be at work until 5, so I left Emma and Jackson with mom and went to take care of some pampering sans chillins. Wade had taken Dylan to the air show, so I thought it would be nice to go get my hair deep conditioned, get a spa pedicure and get a little more tan. That took all freakin' day and it was great! I barely got home in time to get ready for work, but I made it, albeit three minutes late. I took my position at the USCAN and just then someone comes up to congratulate me on the Customer Care position. YEAH ME! Later, a man comes through trying to steal some steaks and crab by putting bologna price stickers on his packages. BUSTED!!! I totally didn't even figure out what the hell he was doing until they started congratulating me on busting the creep and they let me know I would now be in a drawing to win an IPOD! COOL! I came home after midnight and decided, "What the heck, I will call and wake up my friend Melissa and see if maybe she can't sleep!" PROPS TO ME!!! Her husband was thinking he was fixing to get him some and she was saved by my bell. We talked until about 2:00 a.m. I consoled her about some friendships gone awry and we also got some things out in the open about our friendship. Got our apologies out and now everything is peachy keen. We made plans to go out Sunday, with Rachael and Kim C.

Sunday, I slept too late from staying up late talking to Melissa and missed church. I call Rachael to make sure we are still on and guess what, Rachael slept late and was SAVED BY MY BELL!! GO ME! We all agreed to meet at the mall where Rachael and I plan to salvage our realtionship with le Janet, who we missed on her visit to the GA from the big CA. I got to meet Kim C. for the first time and she rocked. Very sweet, very cute and very skinny. Rachael had to leave early to go pick up her own chillins and so Melissa, Kim C. and I continued on our quest for all things that smell great, via Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret. (Just in case you're wondering, I so look just like that chic.) We came out smelling like french whores and I left Melissa and Kim C. and skipped over to Barnes and Noble where I picked up my copy of Bitter is the new Black by Jen Lancaster. So far, this is a very funny read and I would already recommend it, even though I only just finished chapter one.

So, now, here I sit, missing Grey's Anatomy, talking to you all about my weekend.. I am thinking I am fixing to go do what should have been done on Saturday, cleaning and laundry. I have loaded some new songs on the MP3, via Nichole Nordeman, and am ready to do my best Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Well, okay, Nichole is not exactly something you rock out to, but there are other songs on there too.

Hope you all had an equally wonderful weekend with plenty of friends, crime fighting, shopping and pampering.